LLMs in Switzerland

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Switzerland is a country of stunning scenery, plenty of outdoor adventures, and vibrant cities. There are also world-class universities in Switzerland with excellent academic programs, including opportunities to earn a graduate law degree.  There is so much to experience in Switzerland and there will never be a dull day for international students eager to explore this beautiful county. An LLM in Switzerland can prove to be a truly enjoyable experience that fosters professional development as well as intellectual and cultural growth.

Programs offering an LLM in Switzerland are designed to teach students specialized areas of law in order to develop a level of expertise for those who want to advance their careers. Through case studies and case simulations, students earning an LLM in Switzerland will participate in hands-on learning, examining real world issues. Some of the specialization areas for an LLM in Switzerland may include international law, European law, human rights, environmental law, economics, and dispute resolution.

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Master's Programme in International Law

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialise in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science. Blending law, management and politics MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes. Variety of academic backgrounds Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education. Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates might think about pursuing an international career after graduating with the MLaw or MLE. They may find that the MIL is just the right programme for them.... [-]

LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich, is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe which allows students to easily discover other European countries and enjoy Switzerland’s spectacular environment. Among the advantages that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will benefit from our executive LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program The professional LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course builds the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Courses. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law). The Specialization Course in International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law offers an advanced education in national and international financial markets. It consists of two modules: - Module 1: Institutional framework for banking, investment services and insurance - Module 2: Market participants, products and marketing Module 1 incorporates the Swiss, European and international financial market framework for banking, investment services and insurance. This module also focuses on international organizations and their regulations, the basis for regulation, and the characteristics of the most important financial markets. Module 2 consists of an in-depth study of the regulation of market participants, financial services, and the marketing of financial products as well as the relevant treaties. --> Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Summary of key points Course duration/Language: - Part-Time: 4 Semester in German (and partly English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning - Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (required time of attendance 8 months) Degree: LL.M. International Banking and Finance Law Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch Application and Eligibility The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study: - Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) - Professional experience - Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English) Costs CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs. [-]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Why study arbitration in Paris? Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School? The faculty of Sciences Po Law School is internationally recognised for excellence in arbitration and international law, with leading experts such as Emmanuel Gaillard, Horatia Muir Watt, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Makane M. Mbengue (University of Geneva) and George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School). Each year, the Sciences Po Law School organises events that bring together the major stakeholders in arbitration. What will you study in this LLM programme? At the core of the programme is the study of international arbitration
. Accordingly, courses and workshops will focus on the law and practice of international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. The programme also covers other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), and human rights litigation (e.g., European or American framework). In addition, the programme will offer insight into litigation in domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement. The “procedural” tools governing dispute settlement procedures will be covered in depth, while “substantial” lectures will address public international law, international contracts law, private international law, energy law, international investment law and the protection of human rights. The combination of these “procedural” and “substantial” insights will prepare students to work in the extraordinary variety of tribunals and courts that exist in the world today. A wide range of teaching and learning methods The programme will be delivered through intensive mandatory courses and elective courses taught in small groups to facilitate intellectual and professional exchanges; and practical workshops in arbitration law firms and at the ICC, conferences, and internships to offer students an immersion experience in the transnational arbitration network. Governance The LLM will be coordinated by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po professor). "The Sciences Po Law School is launching its long-awaited LLM programme in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement. The LLM brings together several of the most outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field, who will deliver the programme entirely in English in the heart of Paris, between Sciences Po's main campus (Saint Germain district), law firms and the ICC Court of International Arbitration." Academic Advisory Board: Scientific Advisory Board Emmanuel Gaillard, Emeritus Professor at Sciences Po (Chairman) George A. Bermann, Professor at Columbia University Andrea Bjorklund, Professor at McGill University Gary B. Born, President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration Franco Ferrari, Professor at New York University Maurice Kamto, Professor at Yaoundé II University Pierre Mayer, Emeritus Professor at Paris I University Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Horatia Muir Watt, Professor at Sciences Po Alain Pellet, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense Mónica Pinto, Dean and Professor at Buenos Aires University Emmanuel Tourme-Jouannet, Professor at Sciences Po Practitioners Consultative Committee Rodman Bundy & Wesley Pydiamah, Eversheds LLP Carine Dupeyron, Darrois, Villey, Maillot, Brochier Simon Greenberg, Clifford Chance LLP Laurent Gouiffès, Hogan Lovells LLP Maude Lebois, Shearman & Sterling LLP Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel Fernando Mantilla Serrano, Latham & Watkins LLP Isabelle Michou, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Charles Nairac, White & Case LLP Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP Roland Ziadé & Christian Albanesi, Linklaters LLP Faculty The Faculty comprises the members of the two governance bodies joined by other renowned scholars and practitioners from all over the world. Students The LL.M is a one-year programme taught entirely in English. It is designed for candidates with a graduate degree in law and one to two years' professional experience who want to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment, gain further expertise and pursue new horizons in arbitration and international dispute settlement. The LLM is a full-time programme and runs from late August to the end of July. Classes are taught in central Paris at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain district. Eligibility and admissions Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B., or the equivalent). professional experience (internships included) is required. Admissions are now open: find out more about the admissions procedure Tuition fees and financial aid Tuition fees for the entire programme are set at €24,000 Contact For more information, please contact Anne-Solenne de Roux [-]

Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. [+]

Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School) Dual degree program - Penn Law Sciences Po and Penn Law: Two world class institutions Sciences Po at a Glance Sciences Po functions as a top-level research university in the social sciences, offering a wide and varied curriculum and drawing on academics and experts in such fields as political science, international relations, sociology, law, and economics. Scholars as well as professionals from the business world and public administration comprise Sciences Po's distinguished faculty. Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po is a symbol of excellence and attracts outstanding students from all over the world. With more than 470 partner universities worldwide and 47% of international students, Sciences Po has become a truly international institution. Innovation and creativity in research and education have always been a driving force at Sciences Po. Through its multidisciplinary programs, Sciences Po delivers a solid methodological training and provides students with the tools to deal with complexity. Besides, Sciences Po's education constantly encourages bold intellectual attitudes and mutual respect and consideration. Penn Law at a Glance Penn Law is a world leader in legal education, uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today's legal marketplace, wherever their career aspirations and intellectual interests take them. Our Strengths: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a custom designed program taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. World-class faculty who are celebrated scholars and devoted teachers. A culture of collegiality, where students feel welcome and supported, allowing students to safely take risks that deepen and broaden their study. The Law School: The Law School's campus is state-of-the-art, with four fully interconnected buildings surrounding a green courtyard. Students are steps away from the amenities of the University of Pennsylvania, with its activities for graduate and professional students, its state-of-the-art gym and health club, and its many libraries, museums, theaters, lectures, and events. Program overview A high standard multicultural program in Finance and Law The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. The curriculum blends financial and legal expertise and professional skills courses. It is designed to offer advanced education in the area of financial law and to give students the opportunity to develop a top-level career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. All students will spend their first year at Sciences Po, and their second year at Penn Law. After two years of study, and provided credits have been completed in both institutions, students will receive Master's degrees from both Sciences Po (Master's in Finance and Strategy or Master's in Economics and Business) and Penn Law (LLM). The faculty involved in this program is comprised of internationally renowned academics and practitioners. By joining both the Penn Law and Sciences Po communities, dual degree students will be able to benefit from the exceptionally stimulating intellectual environment of both institutions during the duration of the program, and as alumni to extend their networks and opportunities to both sides of the Atlantic. Students participating in the program will have access at both Sciences Po and at the University of Pennsylvania to all facilities normally offered to students, such as libraries, computer network, career services, sports facilities, and student associations and cultural life. Year 1 at Sciences Po Students who are jointly admitted will spend their first year of study at Sciences Po either in the Master Finance et Stratégie (French taught) or in the Master Economics and Business (English taught): Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business (French taught program) Master Economics and Business (English taught program) A specific concentration can appear on the Master's degree at Sciences Po according to the courses completed at Penn Law. The Master in Finance and Strategy and the Master in Economics and Business gather a very diverse student body, in terms of academic as well as cultural backgrounds, with more than 40% international students. Year 2 at Penn Law Students spend their second year at Penn Law earning an LLM alongside 115 other foreign-trained attorneys, typically from over 30 countries. The LLM is a one-year, full-time course of study in advanced legal topics. Students select courses from an extensive curriculum of specialized courses and seminars at Penn Law. Penn Law grants a generalized LLM that allows each student to design his or her own curriculum and, in doing so, may choose to focus on a particular topic. LLM students take courses alongside our upper level JD students and are with us for ten months including the five-week summer program. Penn Law LLM students are also eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC), a custom designed program for Penn Law LLM students taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. All LLM students may participate in this program which runs concurrently with the LLM program. In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience. As an integral part of the program, the LLM Public Service Program provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of Penn Law as well as supporting students seeking to satisfy the New York Bar pro bono requirement. LLM students are also eligible to participate in four clinical programs focusing on Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation. At Penn Law, LLMs also have the opportunity to get involved with JDs in student groups ranging from Law School Light Opera Company to Penn Soccer Club, and including participation in Journal of International Law, Journal of Asian Law, and Journal of Constitutional Law. Penn Law has staff dedicated to supporting LLMs, including a Career Counselor who provides LLM specific programming and materials as well as ample availability to meet individually with LLM students. How to Apply Applications will be done online via the Sciences Po Admissions website. Please visit our admission website to learn more about the admission online process. Candidates, no matter their academic background (studies abroad or in France), seeking admission to a dual degree do neither need to sit a written exam nor take an interview. Admission is granted only by virtue of the information given in the application form. To be eligible to take the New York Bar Exam, in general, candidates must have obtained a law degree requiring at least three years of study prior to admission to the program. See the page about the foreign legal education. Most Penn Law LLMs have obtained a law degree prior to matriculation in the Program. However, applicants without a prior law degree have been admitted to the Program where they can show sufficient knowledge and/or experience in a related field as well as demonstrate how the LLM Program will advance their career and/or scholarly work. Tuition and fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Penn Law for Year 2). Financial aid Dual degree students are eligible to the same financial aid as other students in the institution where they are enrolled (at Sciences Po for Year 1 and at Penn Law for Year 2). However, financial aid at Sciences Po and Penn Law is limited and will not cover the total cost of the dual degree program. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to also look for external grants and fellowships. Year 1: Financial aid at Sciences Po Sciences Po offers a wide range of merit-based and need-based scholarships to French, EU and international students. Year 2: Financial aid at Penn Law Penn Law has a limited amount of funding available for dual degree students. Students should consider every option available in order to fully budget for their studies at Penn Law, including taking out private loans as well as government-sponsored ones. Important information about student loans In order to apply for student loans, students have a variety of options: French citizens are eligible for French-based loans; US citizens may take out American federal loans from either Penn Law or Sciences Po but not both. Under no circumstances may the student take out loans on behalf of both institutions. This is a dual degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School. [-]

Master in Economic Law

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Master in Economic Law is a two-year program. The application procedure is exactly the same as for other Master programs at Sciences Po, with the identical tuition fees, deadline and scholarships. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Master in Economic Law The Master in Economic Law is a two-year program. The application procedure is exactly the same as for other Master programs at Sciences Po, with the identical tuition fees, deadline and scholarships. Teaching method Courses in the master in Economic Law are designed in a gradual fashion, so that students, even without any specific legal knowledge prior to admission, can become familiar with the required techniques. Thus, first semester classes will essentially cover core concepts, while later semesters will gradually evolve towards specialized and practical bodies of law. To implement this incremental approach, first year courses are taught by academics, while second year courses are mostly taught by professionals. The Sciences Po Law School curriculum provides students with a firm handle of fundamental concepts of law, a deep comprehension of their theoretical underpinnings, and a clear understanding of their practical implications. Therefore, courses mainly rely on a teaching method that gives priority to debates between professors and students. This itself requires that classes be prepared by each student in advance, based on distributed handouts. This way, students acquire a global understanding of Law, along with experience in exposing and discussing various points of view. Emphasis is also laid on readings, analysis of decisions, research on concrete cases (past or current), contracts elaboration, etc. Organization of courses The master in Economic Law is a very intensive formation. Curriculum is structured in the following way: During the first year fundamentals of law and economic law are taught to acquire or reinforce an indispensable legal culture; The second year is optional, students may take a gap year and become interns in law firms, companies or public services, considering that practical experience is absolutely necessary in law studies; In the final year, students have to choose their specialization among the six that have been created. Each of them is specific, oriented towards different technical profiles, for distinct professional aspirations and different ways of practicing law. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. [+]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School) Dual Degree - Georgetown Law School Georgetown University Law Center is one of the world’s premier law schools. It has the largest faculty of any law school in the United States, and is preeminent in several areas, including constitutional, international, tax and clinical law. Drawing on its Jesuit heritage, it has a strong tradition of public service and is dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown Law has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of practical ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence. It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body. Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program draws approximately 400 students per year from the United States and more than 60 countries around the world. Through the various available degree options and certificate programs, Georgetown Law offers an unparalleled opportunity for lawyers to broaden and deepen their understanding of law. The depth of its faculty allows Georgetown Law to offer more than 300 courses and seminars, covering everything from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge issues of the most sophisticated legal practice. Our talented LL.M. students bring exemplary academic credentials and practice experience from throughout the United States and around the world. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Georgetown Law’s campus is within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and other government agencies and courts. Washington is a beautiful, international city that is the seat of U.S. government and is also home to major international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States. The many governmental, international and non-profit organizations. An elite program in international affairs and law Georgetown Law and Sciences Po recognize the importance of preparing lawyers and policy makers to function in an increasingly globalized society. With this understanding, Georgetown Law and Sciences Po worked together to create a program of study that allows young lawyers to expand their backgrounds in the social sciences, and to deepen their knowledge in their chosen area of law, in preparation for careers in international affairs and law. Sciences Po’s wide and varied curriculum, its multidisciplinary approach, and the availability of several specializations complement Georgetown Law’s array of courses dealing with transnational and international law (both public and private), and its institutional focus on preparing lawyers for transnational practice. Both institutions are located in cities that are major centers for international policy, law and business, where students can have the opportunity to observe the principles that they are learning being put into action. Program Overview The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. This dual degree is ideal for individuals who wish to combine their law studies with careers in international affairs, and is open to students of any nationality. Academic Program Students will begin the two-year degree program at Sciences Po in Paris, where they will complete two semesters of coursework in international affairs. Students have the option to choose among the following degree specializations for their M.I.A.: International Economic Development; Environment, Sustainable Development, and Risk Management; International Public Management; International Economic Policy; and International Security. For each specialization, the Sciences Po curriculum includes a mix of required and elective courses. During the second year, students complete the Master of Laws (LL.M.) curriculum at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. Georgetown’s extensive course list and flexible degree requirements allow students maximum freedom to design a program of study that best meets their interests and career objectives. At the completion of the two-year program, students will earn both an LL.M. degree from Georgetown, and the Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po. Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Students also have the option of enrolling in a 4-week summer program at Georgetown, “Foundations of American Law and Legal Education", in between the first and second years of the dual degree. Year 1 - at Sciences Po During the first year of the Dual Degree, students join one of the four tracks of Sciences Po’s Master of International Affairs: International Public Management International Economic Policy International Security Environmental Policy International Development International Energy Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Each student will meet with his/her advisor at Sciences Po before classes start in order to discuss his/her first-year curriculum. Some changes can be made within each of these tracks to allow students to be best prepared for the concentration they have chosen at Georgetown. Core Courses and electives Students must complete required courses and electives related to their chosen track. Assessment Students will have to complete at least 60 ECTS credits during their year at Sciences Po. Students who have not completed the required number of credits over the first year will be asked to take extra courses in order to fulfil credit requirements before they start year 2 of the program at Georgetown Law. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs after completing their two years of studies and all requirements at the two institutions. A specific specialization will appear on their Master’s degree according to the courses completed at Georgetown. Academic calendar The academic calendar at Sciences Po runs from early September to mid-January (fall semester) and from end of January to mid-May (spring semester), corresponding to two 12-week semesters. Dual degree students may attend the “Orientation Program” at Sciences Po before the beginning of courses. Year 2 - at Georgetown Law For the LL.M. portion of their studies, students will select from among the following LL.M. degree specializations (this program selection will be made after admission to the dual degree program, during Year 1 of study): Master of Laws (general) Master of Laws in International Legal Studies Master of Laws in International Business & Economic Law Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation Master of Laws in Taxation Master of Laws in Global Health Law* Students also have the option of combining one of the following Certificates with their LL.M. degree: Certificate in International Human Rights Law Certificate in National Security Law Certificate in World Trade Organization Law Curriculum Requirements and Course Selection During their LL.M. year, students who have earned their first law degree outside the United States complete 20 academic credits, including a 1-credit course in U.S. Legal Discourse (although students who participate in Foundations of American Law during the summer are exempted from this requirement). Foreign languages Students are not required to enrol in language classes at Georgetown Law. (They are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission to the program.) Externship Students are not required to complete an externship in order to earn the LL.M. degree, but have the opportunity during the second semester to earn course credit by completing an externship at a government agency, non-governmental organization or non-profit organization. Students work under the direct supervision of a lawyer for at least 10 hours per week, and earn two academic credits on a pass/fail basis. Recent externship placements have included: Center for International Environmental Law, Federal Trade Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assessment To receive the LL.M. degree, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for their Georgetown coursework. All credit requirements must be completed within the prescribed period of study, i.e., one academic year for full time students. Written examinations are held at the end of the class work in all courses, unless otherwise indicated on the course schedule, and final papers in seminars and other courses are normally due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs and the LL.M. from Georgetown Law after completing their two years of studies and all their requirements at the two institutions. Academic calendar The academic year at Georgetown Law typically runs from September to December and from January to May. Students are required to attend Orientation events during the last week of August before the start of first semester classes. *Admission to the LL.M. in Global Health Law is selective. Students who wish to specialize in Global Health Law must submit an additional essay during Year 1 to a committee at Georgetown. Those who are not selected for Global Health may choose any of the other LL.M. specializations, and will still have an opportunity to enroll in classes related to health law. This is a dual degree with Georgetown Law School. [-]

Master in Children's Rights

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Children's Rights is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children’s rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme’s close ties with the International Institute for Children’s Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master’s programme. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Master in Children's Rights The Master in Children's Rights is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children’s rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme’s close ties with the International Institute for Children’s Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master’s programme. THE INTERFACULTY CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS With the creation of the new Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE), based in Sion in the Canton of Valais, the University of Geneva has made an important contribution to the visibility and prestige of interdisciplinary training in children’s rights, both in Switzerland and abroad. Building upon the activities of its professors and researchers, who come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and mobilising the competencies of its partner faculties (Law, Psychology and Education Sciences, Sciences of Society, Medicine), the CIDE analyses the major transformations that have affected the status of children over time, and in particular the social and legal changes which followed the 1989 Convention on children’s rights, the most widely ratified international treaty. Almost every nation now recognises the child as a subject of rights – and no longer just an object of measures of protection – and therefore as an actor in society, capable of exercising the fundamental rights which belong to every human being. With this new understanding of the status of the child, new professional and institutional practices have developed. Better implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (for example, the situation of the child within the family or the school, the status of children in civil and criminal courts, North- South relations, development cooperation, etc.) involves numerous theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges. In order to prepare students for careers in the various professional sectors which have been transformed by these changes, the CIDE offers a flagship training programme which has been a resounding success since it was launched in 2008: the Interdisciplinary Master in Children’s Rights. Foundation courses (1st semester) (30Credits) : Introduction Theoretical foundations of the discipline and interdisciplinarity Specialised courses according to subject area (2nd semester) (30Credits) : Interdisciplinary seminars Group project Specialisation (3rd semester) (30Credits) : Dissertation Work placement or research orientation Mobility Students may study abroad or in another Swiss university during the third semester. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The MIDE responds to the needs of a wide range of students interested in children’s rights. Many institutions and organisations are having to adapt to the new status of the child as a subject of rights. With the knowledge acquired during the MIDE programme, graduates are prepared for diverse professional tracks, and many have found careers in international organisations, NGOs, child protection and child welfare services, universities of teacher education, offices for the advancement of youth, youth counseling services, courts, residential and/or foster care institutions, etc. Some graduates have opted for an academic career by pursuing research activities or a doctorate, while others have returned to their professional functions or previous fields of study with certified, comprehensive knowledge of children’s rights. Admission Criteria A Bachelor or Master from a Swiss university in law, curative education, psychology, education sciences, humanities, social and political science. Other diplomas from a Swiss university, HES or HEP may be recognized if equivalencies are established and/ or if certain conditions are met. Foreign students with a Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS or an equivalent degree from a university that is officially recognised by the authorities of the country where the degree was completed may also be admitted. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

Bilingual Master of Laws

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 months February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

Bilingual Master of Laws is a joint programme with the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. It combines language skills and legal knowledge and enables students to obtain a degree from two Swiss universities. Students enrol either in Geneva or Basel and take courses at both universities (min. 30 ECTS credits from each). [+]

Bilingual Master of Laws Bilingual Master of Laws is a joint programme with the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. It combines language skills and legal knowledge and enables students to obtain a degree from two Swiss universities. Students enrol either in Geneva or Basel and take courses at both universities (min. 30 ECTS credits from each). Bilingual curriculum is available in the following programmes: MASTER OF LAW (FREIES MASTERSTUDIUM) THEMATIC PROGRAMMES International and European law (Transnationales Recht) Public right of action (Verwaltungsrecht) Civil and criminal law (Generalis) Economic law (Wirtschaftsrecht) http://www.unige.ch/droit/mabil Curriculum Bilingual Master of Laws (90Credits) : In each of the two law faculties (at least 30 credits) Dissertation and seminars (22 credits) Bilingual Thematic Master of Laws (90Credits) : In each of the two law faculties (at least 30 credits) Courses relating to the chosen theme (at least 30 credits) Dissertation and seminar (22 credits) The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (16 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits). Mobility Students may earn up to 30 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree. Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in International and European law

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Master in International and European law The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME1: International and European law: focuses on topics relating to peace and cooperation, international organisations, the European Union, trade and individuals within the international community. 1 This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel). Curriculum 6 core courses (36Credits) 6 electives (36Credits) Dissertation and seminar (36Credits) : The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (12 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits). Mobility Students may earn up to 54 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree. Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Laws - Economic law - Right of public action - Civil and criminal law

University of Geneva
Campus or Online Full time 3 months February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. [+]

Master of Laws - Economic law - Right of public action - Civil and criminal law The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMMES1: Economic law: focuses on topics relating to business, finance, taxation and competition Civil and criminal law: focuses on topics relating to family law, inheritance, legal responsibility, offences and criminal justice Right of public action: focuses on topics relating to the public interest, public services, the social sector and the environment 1 This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel). Curriculum 6 core courses (36Credits) 6 electives (36Credits) Dissertation and seminar (36Credits) : The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (12 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits). Mobility Students may earn up to 54 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree. Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

LL.M. in Law

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years

Taught in the heart of Europe, this programme is designed to prepare students for an international legal career through a unique combination of knowledge transfer, interdisciplinary research and practice in legal clinics, across the traditional boundaries of legal education in public and private law or global, European and domestic law. [+]

Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Our students participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. As a student you’ll explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You’ll have to think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges. This LL.M. in Law offers you the opportunity to meet with faculty members up close and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue. The programme aims to develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. You’ll be encouraged to write a thesis that can be published in an international journal. Our students enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners. You will be able to make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations. The programme offers you to take one semester abroad at one of the excellent universities across the globe UAntwerp has a partnerships with. [-]

SiLS / Bond LL.M. Dual Award Program

Swiss International Law School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time February 2017 Switzerland Switzerland Online

SiLS and Bond University, Gold Coast/Australia are offering a Dual Award Program by considering that SiLS and Bond LL.M. are broadly equivalent. [+]

What is the SiLS/Bond LL.M. Dual Award Program about? SiLS and Bond University, Gold Coast/Australia are offering a Dual Award Program by considering that SiLS and Bond LL.M. are broadly equivalent. By successfully completing half of the respective Modules/Subjects required under each of the two LL.M. programs students will receive both LL.M. degrees. Where and how is the program taught? Whereas the SiLS LL.M. Modules are taught entirely online, the Bond LL.M. will be delivered in Australia at the Bond University Gold Coast Campus. Who is eligible for the program? Any student who is enrolled in the SiLS LL.M. can apply to enroll in the Bond LL.M. and vice versa. Because of Australian visa requirements, the SiLS Student must have completed at least two SiLS Modules before they commence the Bond LL.M. However, application to the Bond LL.M. may occur while still undertaking the SiLS Modules. The Bond Student need not have completed any Bond Subjects before they commence the SiLS LL.M., and Bond Subjects and SiLS Modules may be undertaken contemporaneously. How will the academic year and transition be organized? Whereas SiLS semesters commence in August and February, Bond semesters commence in January, May and September. SiLS students completing the necessary two SiLS Modules in December can usually commence the Bond LL.M. in May or later, and those completing in June can usually commence the Bond LL.M. in September or later. How is the tuition arrangement? Students will pay the relevant fees to the institution at which they undertake the subjects and/or modules, the tuition fees of both institutions being roughly equivalent. What can you benefit from the program? Combine your online studies at SiLS with a half-year on site experience at the Bond University Gold Coast Campus. Additionally to your SiLS LL.M. degree a LL.M. degree earn a LL.M. from the well renowned and respected Bond University, Gold Coast/Australia. Enhance your network while keeping all the benefits the SiLS LL.M. offers to you. How can you apply? If you have not yet applied for your LL.M. at either of the institutions: Follow the normal application procedure for the SiLS LL.M. program and select ‘SiLS LL.M. (Bond Dual Award Program)’ as your choice of program to start your LL.M. online at SiLS and carry on your studies in the second half of your LL.M. on site at Bond University. If you want to go the other way around and start your studies on site at Bond University and carry on your studies in the second half of your LL.M. online at SiLS please follow the application procedure for the LL.M. program at Bond University. [-]

LL.M. International Banking and Finance Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

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Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. Since 20 years the LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The LL.M. is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law). In the Specialization Course you will focus on International Banking and Finance Law: Module 1: Institutional framework for banking, investment services and insurance Module 2: Market participants, products and marketing Module 1 incorporates the Swiss, European and international financial market framework for banking, investment services and insurance. This module also focuses on international organizations and their regulations, the basis for regulation, and the characteristics of the most important financial markets. Module 2 consists of an in-depth study of the regulation of market participants, financial services, and the marketing of financial products as well as the relevant treaties. Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Summary of key points: Course duration/Language: Part-Time: 4 Semester in German (and partly English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (7month presence time) Degree: LL.M. International Banking and Finance Law Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch Application deadline: Please check our website Application and Eligibility The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study: Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) Professional experience Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English) Costs CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs. [-]

LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time 4 semesters August 2017 Switzerland Zurich

Since 20 years the LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

Since 20 years the LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law). The aim of this specialization is to acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out M & A processes successfully. Students should be able to analyze and deal with the challenging legal, economic and fiscal problems of M & A transactions. The first module focuses on the basics of M & A transactions, the possible strategies and the management of the deal. Company valuations and accounting are also in the center of this module. The second module deals with the legal aspects of M & A processes. In addition to stock exchange issues, Corporate Acquisition Law, the Law of Takeovers and the Financing of Acquisitions are in focus. Module 1: Basics of M&A Processes Module 2: Legal Issues of M&A Transactions Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Summary of key points: 4 Semester in German (and English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings Degree: LL.M. Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch Application deadline: Please check our website Application and Eligibility The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study: Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) Professional experience Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages (German and English). Costs CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs. [-]

LL.M. International Sports Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

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Law Degrees in Switzerland 2017. LL.M. International Sports Law Since 20 years the LL.M. International Sports Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The LL.M. is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law). The Specialization Course comprises of two modules: Module 1: Organization and Governance Module 2: Dispute Resolution: General and Specific Areas Module 1 provides an economic and legal insight into sports organizations. It analyzes how sport organizations operate and integrate on a national and international level. Participants will also focus on topics such as sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sports related disputes and arbitration. Module 2 addresses the question of how sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption, that are endangering the fundamental principles of sporting competition, such as, doping, illegal betting, e.g., gaming manipulation, and corruption in the sport. Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Summary of key points: Course duration/Language: Part-Time: 4 Semester in German, classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (7month presence time) Degree: LL.M. International Sports Law Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch Application deadline: Please check our website Application and Eligibility The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study: Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) Professional experience Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English) Costs CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs. [-]